Thomas is the Lab Technician of the Bakker Group. He makes sure that all the technical sides of our research and Analytical Chemistry teaching lab are running smoothly. He designs and realizes all kinds of prototypes for us.
Polina is a doctoral student originally from Athens, Greece. She is working on electrochemical sensing principles for aquatic analysis, especially the detection of phosphate and nitrate. More recently she has worked on developing novel enzyme biosensor principles.
Tara is a postdoctoral student who studied in Geneva. She enjoys chemical synthesis to make better sensing materials and focuses mainly on the design and deployment of integrated electrochemical sensors for aquatic analysis.
Gabriel is a doctoral student, originally from Londrina, Brazil. He is passionate about developing novel concepts for electrochemical biosensors. He is interested in applying these sensors to address clinical and bioanalytical problems.
Laura is a laboratory technician qualified with a so-called CFC. She works on electrochemical sensors for aquatic applications and assists Marylou Tercier-Waeber in a National Science Foundation project.
Andrea is a doctoral student who has done his undergraduate studies at the University of Geneva. During his masters studies he critically evaluated constant potential coulometry for high precision fluoride sensing. He now focuses his work on novel electrochemical biosensor principles.
Ayian is a doctoral student who studied in Geneva. He is passionate about electrochemistry and works on dynamic electrochemistry principles to realize new diagnostic sensing systems. His most recent work has been on a completely solid-state reference electrode that is controlled electrochemically.
Sara is visiting us from the University of Zagreb in Croatia where she pursues her doctoral studies with Petar Kassal. She is interested in developing novel microfabrication approaches of ion-selective membrane electrodes.
Marylou (Ph.D.) is the senior scientist of the group. She is responsible for the environmental voltammetry research direction of the group and enjoys developing and using voltammetric sensing systems to learn about the fate and speciation of trace metals in aquatic systems.
Aori is a visiting doctoral student from South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou. He has brought innovative ideas to the group on how to improve self-powered potentiometric sensors by realizing a distance-based readout principle and to dramatically increase precision and sensitivity.
Nikolai is a doctoral student who studied in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is interested in a range of sensing principles for the detection of ionic species and the design of novel materials for this purpose. His most recent project is to understand the chemical limits of ionic liquid reference electrodes.
Yaotian is a doctoral student who studied at SusTech (Shenzhen) in China. He is a passionate researcher whose interests range from synthesis, nanomaterials, optics to electronics. His most recent work has been to couple electronic display materials to potentiometric sensors so that they no longer need an external power supply.
Elena (Ph.D.) is the senior postdoc (maître assistant) of the group, originally from Minsk, Belarus. She is an expert on ion-selective membrane principles but has also focused her efforts on environmetal sensors. Most recently she showed that symmetry of the electrochemical cell should be part of the design to make the resulting sensors robust and predictable.